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Publicis organic revenue grows 0.9 per cent as it reaches digital landmark

Publicis Groupe saw organic revenue grow 0.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2015 - despite significant declines in the UK, Russia and Brazil - with digital now accounting for more than half of revenue. Read entire article
20 Apr 2015 | 1:17 pm PDT

Edelman hires White House exec Simon for business and social purpose

Simon previously served as the director of international affairs to first lady Michelle Obama. Read entire article
20 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am PDT

BrandPie plants its flag in New York, adds Ford as creative director

The London-based firm also brought on Richard Ford as its US creative director, reporting to MaryLee Sachs. Read entire article
20 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am PDT

FleishmanHillard, Bowen Foundation team up on diversity initiative

The firm will work to grow opportunities for people of color in both the PR and media fields. Read entire article
20 Apr 2015 | 6:35 am PDT

Six things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 4.20.2015

BuzzFeed wipes out three posts for advertisers, according to internal memo; Elmo helps the surgeon general encourage vaccinations; IPG buys a TV analytics firm. Read entire article
20 Apr 2015 | 3:27 am PDT

Lewis PR raises $27m in funding

CEO Chris Lewis said the firm is looking into acquisitions in the US, China, and India, among other markets. Read entire article
19 Apr 2015 | 3:56 pm PDT

It's official: Steve Dowling succeeds Katie Cotton as Apple's comms leader

The technology giant dropped the "interim" from Dowling's title this week. Read entire article
17 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am PDT

Dove Real Beauty effort has run its course

It may be time for Dove's award-winning and groundbreaking Real Beauty campaign to come to an end. Read entire article
17 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am PDT

How to get hired into PR - part two

There's never been a better time to get into PR - so don't blow that one-time opportunity to make a great impression. Read entire article
17 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am PDT

Spotify to let brands target ads based on users' moods

It will also allow marketers to target ads based on age, geography, and language. Read entire article
17 Apr 2015 | 5:42 am PDT

Six things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 4.17.2015

Bloomberg terminals go out globally; Rubio launch pushes him even with Bush in Florida; Group of influential doctors wants Dr. Oz out at Columbia. Read entire article
17 Apr 2015 | 3:29 am PDT

Canadian firm offers '.sucks' domain to brands for $2,500 annual charge

Canadian company Vox Populi Registry is now in command of the latest - and highly controversial - generic Top-Level Domain, '.sucks'. Read entire article
17 Apr 2015 | 1:22 am PDT

Portland design firm Citizen hires Waggener Edstrom vet Moede as CEO

Moede joins Citizen after 20 years at Waggener Edstrom. Read entire article
16 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am PDT

Massage Envy brings on Golin to tell brand's wellness story

Golin's Dallas office is leading the account, which was previously held by Fish Consulting. Read entire article
16 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am PDT

National Safety Council awards $3.25m auto safety account to Qorvis MSL

The Publicis Groupe firm will explain how consumers should use the new gadgets in their cars safely. Read entire article
16 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am PDT

Readers pick Paul as early media winner in White House race

Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, and Marco Rubio filled out the field. Read entire article
16 Apr 2015 | 6:48 am PDT

Visa global marketing chief Antonio Lucio quits for HP spinoff

The financial services giant merged its communications department under marketing in 2013. Read entire article
16 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am PDT

Five things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 4.16.2015

Pence communications director resigns; YouTube shows off content creators for NewFronts; NYT health and science editor passes away at 63. Read entire article
16 Apr 2015 | 3:46 am PDT

American Cancer Society names Weber Shandwick strategic comms AOR

The firm will work on a range of duties for the cancer-fighting nonprofit, including the annual Great American Smokeout. Read entire article
15 Apr 2015 | 1:19 pm PDT

LinkedIn names Stubo interim CMO as marketing VP Besbeas exits

Stubo will take on the new interim CMO role in addition to her current responsibilities. Read entire article
15 Apr 2015 | 11:21 am PDT

Stockholm flexes its digital muscles

Digital strength and international relations are at the heart of doing business in Stockholm.
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24 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm PDT

What you need to know before taking that dream job in Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines' Huy Vo details how the region's culture has a significant effect on the way business is done in Honolulu.
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24 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am PST

The challenges and beauty of working in Paris

Julie Nollet, head of international comms, Hennessy Maison, says that despite a weak economy, the city is still a major market for top comms talent.
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23 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am PST

The best things about working in Minneapolis, according to Target's PR director

Target's PR director Katie Boylan explains how ambitious local comms professionals benefit from the region's diverse corporations and small city feel.
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27 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm PST

Dublin's reputation as tech hub opens opportunities for PR pros

Owen Cullen, MD at Cullen Communications, discusses the city's emergence from the recession and its new reputation as a hub for tech giants.
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26 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am PST

Spotlight: Baltimore

Caitlin Mills, PR director at Planit, says Baltimore's unique collaborative environment makes it an attractive destination for in-house or agency pros.
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29 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am PST

Spotlight: Amsterdam

Chris Carroll, global director of marketing, Under Armour, outlines how the creative-led city offers myriad opportunities for comms professionals.
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29 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am PST

Spotlight: Kiev

Volodymyr Dehtyarov, CEO at Newsfront PR Agency, details how PR is playing a key role in helping the city communicate from a conflict zone.
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19 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am PST

Spotlight: Toronto

Melanie Rockliff, director of comms at Campbell Co. of Canada, sees smaller firms landing big clients in this entrepreneurially minded city.
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19 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am PST

Spotlight: Hong Kong

Evan Lewis, former VP of PR, events, and corporate comms, DFS Group, details why brands need the right social voice to cut through the noise in the city.
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28 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm PDT

Spotlight: New Orleans

Lauren Cason, a director at the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, explains how the city's PR community has bonded post-Katrina.
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27 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm PDT

Spotlight: St. Louis

Ascension CCO Nick Ragone says the unique blend of a vibrant PR scene and a lower cost of living makes the city a major attraction for comms pros.
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25 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am PDT

Spotlight: Buenos Aires

Gustavo Averbuj, regional director, Latin America, and CEO of Ketchum Argentina, discusses how comms plays a key role in politics in the city.
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24 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am PDT

Spotlight: Denver

Quiznos' Elizabeth Sapp details how an influx of startups and a booming restaurant industry help attract PR pros to the Mile High City .
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27 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am PDT

Spotlight: Mexico City

Karen Ovseyevitz, president, Latin America, Porter Novelli, details why traditional media relations is still a crucial strategy for PR pros in the city.
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27 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am PDT

Spotlight: Moscow

Nazim Turdumambetov, corporate communications head, Philips Russia and CIS, discusses the rise of digital and PR's transformation in Moscow.
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30 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am PDT

Spotlight: Los Angeles

Jill Calcaterra, CMO, Cinedigm, details how the city's entertainment scene makes LA a highly energetic, but competitive, marketplace for PR pros.
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29 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am PDT

Spotlight: Detroit

Janet Tyler, cofounder and co-CEO, Airfoil, discusses how an influx of entrepreneurs and hard work helped the city fight back from bankruptcy.
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23 Jun 2014 | 8:28 am PDT

Spotlight: Sydney

Roger Ringwood, MD at Smart Brands International, says demand for well-executed digital and traditional comms efforts is growing in the city.
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23 Jun 2014 | 8:22 am PDT

Spotlight: Brussels

Gregg Svingen, UPS' international director of PR and communications, says Brussels attracts top PR talent due to its status as a European powerhouse.
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23 May 2014 | 11:01 am PDT
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